Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dying for a new life

The crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe to find a hoped-for better life has resulted in many hundreds of drownings. But let us not forget those who die even before they reach that leg of their tortuous journey.

Dozens of people traversing the Sahara desert on their way to Europe are feared to have died of thirst in Niger, officials say. Five bodies have been found, while a further 35 are missing after their vehicle broke down.  They consisted of entire families, including very many children and women. The bodies found are of two women and three girls aged 9-11.

1 comment:

ajohnstone said...


The bodies of 92 people, almost all women and children, were later found in the Sahara desert. 32 women and 48 children among them,